Rajha Shakiry

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

Rajha was born in Iraq and educated in England.  After an honours degree in Mathematics, she re-trained in Theatre Design, graduating from Wimbledon School of Art in 2003.  She has since worked as a freelance theatre designer and maker and has obtained a distinction in MA Scenography from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Rajha has exhibited her work at the V&A Museum,  part of the Society of British Theatre Designers Make:Believe Exhibition, 2015.  She was selected as a finalist alongside 100 International Designers to exhibit her work at the World Stage Design, 2013. Rajha has also exhibited her work at Transformation & Revelation, 2011, the Society of British Theatre Designers’ professional UK National Exhibition of Design for Performance and in 2019 at the Prague Quadrennial & V&A’s Staging Places exhibition.

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AutoreverseBattersea Arts Centre2020
Master Harold and the BoysNational Theatre2019
seven methods of killing kylie jennerRoyal Court2019Olivier Awards Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre nomination
Going ThroughBush Theatre2019
Richard IIShakespeare's Globe2019
The DarkFuel Theatre, Oval House and UK Tour2018
SundowningKali Theatre 2018
Nine NightNational Theatre & West End2018/9
The MountaintopDesara Productions & JMK UK Tour2018
MistyBush Theatre & West End2017/18
The MountaintopYoung Vic2016JMK Award
Mobile Paper Birds2016
How Nigeria BecameUnicorn Theatre2015
Sweet Taboo Embassy Theatre2013
I Stand Corrected Artscape & Ovalhouse2012/14
Richard IIAshtar Theatre, Hisham’s Palace, Jericho and Shakespeare’s Globe2012
Still Life DreamingPleasance, Edinburgh2011
SafeNew Diorama Theatre2010
The Lion And The UnicornEastern Angels2009
Lincoln RoadEastern Angels2009
KrunchNational Arts Festival, Grahamstown2009
Feeble MindsAlbany Theatre, Rich Mix2009
SpeakStratford East, LIFT Festival2008
A Night at the TheatreTheatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds2008
Muhammad Ali And Me Albany Theatre, London and UK Tour2008
Moj Of The AntarticLyric Hammersmith, Ovalhouse Theatre and South African Tour2006/07/08
VisibleContact, Everyman, Ustinov And Soho Theatre2005
Goblin MarketAndrew Lloyd Webber’s Sydmonton Festival And Southwark Playhouse2005
The Ghost DownstairsNew Perspectives Theatre2005Co-Designer
Changes Cardboard Citizens2005
Tales from the Emerald CityCardboard Citizens2005
Love Wars Cardboard Citizens2005
BrokenvilleOval House 2005
Everything Is IlluminatedEctetera Theatre2004
Nymphs And ShepherdsEctetera Theatre2004
The WallCardboard Citizens2004

OPERA CREDITS

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Don Giovanni St Andrew’s Church, Islington and Beauforthuis, Holland2005
Le Nozze Di FigaroSt Andrew’s Church, Islington and Beauforthuis, Holland2004

DANCE CREDITS

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Head Wrap DiariesThe Place and Tour2016
Power GamesJerwood Dance, Ipswich and Edinburgh Fringe Festival2013

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